It’s hard to believe it’s March here.


It’s somewhat difficult to explain to outsiders that what is going on here is normal for this time of year in central Minnesota.  This is a battle fought every year between the new Spring and the Ice Maiden.  The Ice Maiden is one jealous mistress who doesn’t like to give back what she has taken from us.  The new Spring wrestles with her from now until about mid-April to force her to go north to wait out our short Spring, our Summer and our short Fall before she returns with a vengeance.

The weather goes back and forth from cold to trying to warm up to being cold once again.  It snows.  It rains.  It’s a mix of rain and snow.  And then it snows once again.  The one thing that we know that we can look forward to for living here is knowing that the temps are slowly but steadily moving north.  They may not be moving as rapidly as we would like but they are moving north.  This is the time of year for poets and for photographers to capture the eternal struggle.

18 thoughts on “It’s hard to believe it’s March here.

  1. It might snow again tomorrow in our part of the world…right now, the snow is still visible on the trails in the park and the sun is shining…we’re feeling hopeful that spring will make a long-standing appearance soon!

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  2. Ugh! Its so frustrating! I’m soo over it! Shoveling was grueling. But, Some of the really big icicles came crashing down yesterday so thats good, and the sun is strong today, so I have hope this interminable MN winter will goooo away!

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